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Frankenmuth  

Sundial: 897
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 43° 19.800' N  83° 44.350' W
Location:
  • The dial is in Rummel Platz, 520 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI
 
Description:
  • The dial is elegantly painted on the south wall declining 30 deg west. Dial shows daylight savings time using dark red Roman numerals on a golden ribbon banner. The gnomon is a simple rod held firmly to the wall by an ornate bracket. Above the dial is a large smiling sun surrounded by a sky blue band.

    The dial was painted in 1992 by a summer by a college student. The hour lines were laid out empirically over the course of a few mid-summer days observation.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Emil Rummel Insurance
  • Designer: Itinerant college student
  • Builder: Itinerant college student
  • Construction Date: 1992
 

Last Revised: 2019-07-31 21:48

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